- Publish Date
- Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:06PM
He is famed for performing his own stunts.
So Tom Cruise was naturally keen to show off his skills as he put on an incredible display during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he joined the British funnyman in launching out of a plane in Perris Valley, California.
The Mission Impossible legend, 56, encouraged James to embark on the stunt, which saw the duo fall 15,000 feet from a plane, and while the host was attached to an expert, showing his incredible skill, Tom jumped out alone.
As the show opened, Tom admitted he did not expect James to go though with the stunt as he was convinced he would pull out at the last minute.
He said: 'I’m just so impressed that James is going skydiving. I mean, between you and me, I was half expecting him to text me and tell me he was cancelling.'
In response to the cheeky jibe, James joked about trying to cancel, as he said: 'I’ve actually been trying to get a hold of Tom for the last couple of days to cancel, but apparently I had his number saved wrong in my phone.
'So, I’d also like to take this time to apologise to Tom Hiddleston for all the messages I sent him about my case of food poisoning.'
As they headed into the plane, dressed in the necessary jumpsuits and protective garb, James managed to put his nerves aside enough to teach Tom the legendary 'Big Fish, Little Fish, Cardboard Box' dance.
Despite seeming to mask his nerves, he then proposed they never do such a dangerous task again as he said to the clearly-tickled actor: 'You know, next time you come on the show, let’s just do a chat.'
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